Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Hyderabad

Telangana’s Statue of Equality, inaugurated by PM Modi, is made in China. ‘Irrelevant’, says BJP

The statue was cast in China by Aerosun Corporation, which also helped assemble it in India. But BJP says statue preaches humanity, focus should be on that.

Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Hyderabad’s first mayor who led the renaissance of Telugu

The ‘Andhra Pitamaha’ was the first Telugu person to receive the Padma Bhushan. His legacy to 'enlighten' the masses lives on in Hyderabad.

Once a hunting lodge, part of iconic 1878 Secunderabad Club lost in ashes

While no casualties were reported, the ‘Colonnade Bar’, billiards room, a ballroom, main reception and a staircase of the 144-year-old British-era establishment were damaged.

Under-21 brides being rushed into nikahs in Telangana up 3 times since marriage age bill

Tabling of the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill in Parliament on 21 December created panic among Muslims. Counselling, announcements at Friday prayers to allay fears. 

Raipur worst, Delhi bad, Mumbai best in mask-wearing amid Covid surge, finds think-tank study

Survey finds only 1 city out of 11 with over 50% mask adherence. 36% of those not wearing masks say Covid is not a threat, over a quarter say they feel irritated or suffocated.

Hyderabad not scared of Omicron, open for New Year’s as govt allows liquor service till 1 am

Telangana HC had asked govt to impose restrictions like in Maharashtra & Delhi. But there’s no ban on people walking in to pubs & clubs, though they aren’t hosting special events.

KTR extends Hyderabad invite to Munawar Faruqui & Kunal Kamra, says ‘we don’t cancel shows’

State IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao says Hyderabad welcoming of ‘all cultures and criticism’ while Bengaluru, where Faruqui’s last show was cancelled, ‘takes comedy too seriously’.

Fainted on hearing gunshot, police tell probe in 2019 Hyderabad rape-murder case ‘encounter’

An SC-appointed panel has deposed witnesses in the 2019 ‘encounter’ of 4 accused in the 'gang rape and murder' of a 27-year-old vet. The probe shows contradictions in statements.

Covid or Netflix, nothing can stop theatre. Hyderabad’s Qadir Ali Baig Festival shows why

The cultural space in India may be contested, but theatre is certainly not cancelled. What's unfortunate is the 'bechara' tag that theatre persons should have countered long ago.

Hyderabad mob targets Hindu man, burqa-clad woman on bike, 2nd case in a month in Telangana

Nampally Police files case based on video of incident after Hindu man, Muslim woman refuse to file complaint. Mob targets the duo because of their different faiths.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.